Dunnett is introducing the Res-O-Tone Batter Ambassador Hazy Drumhead By Remo, available in 8″, 10″, 12″, 13″, 14″, 16″, and 18″ sizes. Res-O-Tone drum heads are made from a proprietary tympani film and are based on the Remo coated Ambassador. Res-O-Tone heads offer the same tensioning and stick response properties as the Ambassador head, but without the coating. Res-O-Tone drumheads are said to provide a clean, open, un-muted tone that when combined with the properties of the tympanic film make for a different, yet completely familiar playing experience. The lack of coating also means less “stick drag,” as Dunnett says, allowing for fast and free movement around the kit. Res-O-Tone have an exceptional tensioning latitude, performing fully throughout the tuning range of your drum and provide a softer, “cushier” stick response. Even if a coated head on the batter side is required for brush work, a Res-O-Tone head on the resonant side promises to increase the tone and range of any drum.
The Res-O-Tone line includes two models of bass drumheads that have been selectively paired to provide a controlled, yet wide open sound. The Res-O-Tone Powerstroke 3 batter bass drumhead — available in 18″, 20″, 22″, 24″, and 26″ sizes — is a single-ply head made with proprietary tympanic film that uses an internal control ring made of the same film. Used in combination with the Powerstroke 3 Felt Tone Strip bass drumhead, these heads promise to allow any bass drum to operate at its full potential without the use of devices that tend to over dampen and limit the drum’s play-ability.
The Res-O-Tone Powerstroke 3 Felt Tone Strip bass drumheads — available in 18″, 20″, 22″, 24″, and 26″ sizes — are intended for use on the resonant side of the bass drum, providing floating “gated” damping by way of the integrated felt strip. This strip works in tandem with the dynamic movement of the head, giving the resonate side just the right amount of damping without muting the natural tone and of the drum.
The Res-O-Two Batter Emperor Hazy drumheads (available in 8″, 10″, 12″, 13″, 14″, 16″, and 18″ sizes) are the double-ply version of the Res-O-Tone heads. Remo’s reputation for quality and consistency in manufacturing 2-ply heads is evident in the Res-O-Two models that use Remo’s clear film over the semi-translucent tympanic film, providing that familiar 2-ply response but with the added benefit of the extended tensioning latitude and full range, clear and open tonality with the durability of a 2-ply head.